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We’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive organization that represents the people and communities we serve. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities, to apply for journalism jobs at The Wichita Beacon. 


Community Engagement Bureau Manager

The Wichita Beacon’s Community Engagement Bureau is a journalism lab reimagining local media. We do this by equipping people with skills and resources, engaging in critical public conversations and producing information that directly addresses people’s needs. Drawing from our work in Wichita, we aim to equip communities with the tools to eliminate information inequity. The Community Engagement Bureau Manager is a part-time job based in Wichita with hybrid work options.

Read the full job description and apply here.


Community Representatives

The Wichita Beacon wants to learn how people in Wichita get the news and information they need. We’re hiring Community Representatives to help us as members of our Community Engagement Bureau, a new initiative to design a creative way to deliver news to underserved communities. This is a paid opportunity.

Read the full job description here. Apply here.


Freelance writers and photographers

Opportunity: We’re seeking freelance journalists to pitch us stories for publication in The Wichita Beacon. We’re interested in stories that impact audiences in South Central Kansas, and that fall under the general categories of government, economics, education, health care, environment and civic engagement. We are not seeking commentary or opinion pieces. We are particularly interested in stories that are revelatory, data-driven, contextual and solutions-driven. All content is subject to editing and fact-checking prior to publication. Freelancers are not considered W2 eligible employees and are not eligible for benefits. Contracts will include a conflicts of interest statement and signing the SPJ Code of Ethics.

Apply here.